What constitutes a Hardboiled Detective ?

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From http://www.wikipedia.org below,

The term comes from a process of hardening of an egg;

to be hardboiled is to be comparatively tough. The hardboiled detective — originated by Daly’s Terry Mack and Race Williams and epitomized by Hammett’s Sam Spade and Chandler’s Philip Marlowe — not only solves mysteries, like his “softer” counterparts, the protagonist confronts violence on a regular basis leading to the burnout and the cynical (so-called “tough”) attitude towards one own’s emotions.[2]

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The cover of seminal hardboiled magazine Black Mask, September 1929, featuring part 1 of its serialization of The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett. Illustration of private eye Sam Spade by Henry C. Murphy,

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Who could be more hardboiled than a man who stays up late playing his violin into the night,  or takes his nemesis head on alone out in the woods, why Sherlock Holmes of course!

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Fav.  quote-

…when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes)
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Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
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Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
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Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
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Arthur Conan Doyle
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” Looking across the field of grass he saw an umbrella with two feet sticking out in an unusually awkward way. “
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Have a night filled with adventures…..!
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